Why choose International University of Travnik?
The beginnings of the International University of Travnik dates back in 2006, when has the Faculty of Economic and Technical Logistics was established as well as the Faculty of Economics. Following the ongoing needs of the market, and especially the labor market, soon after that was opened the Traffic and Environmental Engineering departments.
With a constant work on monitoring the needs for higher education, activities of the International University of Travnik expanded rapidly also with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Media and Communications. As an example of good practice it has been established the Faculty of Polytechnic Sciences which encompasses the following departments: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, logistics, security and safety at work, so that today students are educated in six departments.
Mission and Vision
The primary mission of the International University of Travnik is to contribute for the development of a society with high quality of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the education of students in order to satisfy the needs of our nation. The things through which people can recognize us are that we have become a symbol of multiculturalism, multi ethnicity and regionalism that are well known in the European area of education an are based on the highest quality of curriculum/instruction that our students receive at IUT.
The curricula of the various departments covers various scientific fields, and as a logical extension of education and knowledge that students acquire within the basic studies, it has established graduate academic studies – master’s and doctoral studies.
The main goal of any program of study is that the student is competent and can be quickly be incorporated into the work process, upon graduation; in areas such as the management of business enterprises; international business, business information technology, logistics, transport, ecology, construction, management of resources, business, communication and journalism. In addition, the goal is to train students with academic skills that will provide him/her with the basic instruments for research, be creative, and have access to scholarly articles on certain economic, technical, transportation, legal communication and other problems which he/she will encounter during their professional career.
The year when our University was established it will be remembered by the future generations and by history, as the beginning of a new era of advanced education and as the beacon of new hope. In the same vein the founder of our University deserves all merits for this important undertaking.
From the very beginning, International University of Travnik, despite its awareness of the importance of international contacts, special importance is given to local governments, as well as the University established agreements with the municipality of Travnik, Middle Bosnia Canton (MBC) and signed an agreement on business and technical cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of MBC.
While it is strategically oriented to the training of students and personnel who will have the appropriate competence in larger geographical areas, International University of Travnik in its short existence, has achieved significant success in terms of cooperation with the social partners and the regional economy as a whole. It is significant to mention a series of agreements on cooperation with companies from various industry whose activities are closely associated with the study programs that are running at the University, in which students are allowed to complete their professional practice and internship.
International University of Travnik regularly follows modern educational trends, so that its students have a wide open door to European educational institutions, where they can continue their education in every semester. Diplomas at the International University of Travnik are recognized also at other European countries.
Intensive education, with the established quality control system, it includes continuous monitoring of global scope through the exchange of students, guest professors from prestigious universities outside of our country, and organizing international conferences, seminars and symposia that attract a large number of domestic and foreign experts in the field of economy, ecology, transportation, law and many others.
Currently is in the process of establishing the Rectors’ Conference of the private Universities and Colleges at the state level and will be held at the initiative of the International University of Travnik.
Besides above mentioned faculties, within the education system International University of Travnik has a number of institutes engaged in research regarding various scientific fields. Institutes working under the IUT are:
• Transportation Institute
• Economic Institute
• Polytechnic Institute of Science
• Institute of Ecology
• Legal Institute
• Institute of Media and Communication
• Institute for information technologies
Important role in educating students and represents the journal ”Science and Technology” which was launched at the university in which are published peer-reviewed scientific papers.
However, the greatest success of this educational institution is – that the knowledge acquired at the International University of Travnik and quality of the higher education institution holds the greatest value, and represents the core mission and strategy of elite studies and one of the outreaches to the European area.
Students of the International University of Travnik from year to year achieve remarkable results in various fields of science and their participation in numerous local and regional competitions is already becoming a tradition.
Because of this, International University of Travnik for the needs of its current and future students and staff is building its own building that has over10.000 m2. The building of the University will have in one place all the facilities necessary for quality studies and will become a center not only for education but also for research work. According to Peter Tase, an international education expert, “a Top University can only reach these levels only if scientific research is carried out and publish the results of its investigations in technological innovation.” The new University building will be equipped with a new and latest equipment with multimedia execution, so that students will have axcess to IUT as well as a high comfort of studying and conditions for achieving better results.
In September 2003, Bosnia and Herzegovina signed and accepted the European strategic goals in the field of higher education, as expressed in the Declaration of the European Higher Education Ministers made in Bologna (1999), as well as the subsequent development of this concept.
In a relatively short period since its establishment until today, International University of Travnik is widely recognized beyond the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It became well-known for its achievements in science and technology in higher education, the quality of its academic work, curriulum, a high level of knowledge in its students, as well as a large number of Ph.D. and Masters students.
The International University of Travnik was founded in 2006, with the establishment of the Faculty of Economic and technical logistics and the Faculty of Economics. Following the ongoing demand for academic research and university education institutions and especially the labor market, at the University was opened the College of Open Traffic and Environmental Engineering.
With constant work on monitoring the needs for higher education, activities of the International University of Travnik expanded rapidly also with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Media and Communications. As an example of good practice it has been established the Faculty of Polytechnic Sciences which encompasses the following departments: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, logistics, security and safety at work, so that today students are educated in six faculties.
The curriculum of the various Faculties cover a number of scientific fields, and as a logical extension of education and knowledge that students are acquired to conduct the basic studies and prepares them to pursue graduate academic studies.
The main goal for any program of study is that the students, upon graduation are competent to quickly incorporate into the working process in the management of business enterprises in international business, business information technology, logistics, transport, ecology, construction, management , business, communicology and journalism. According to Mr. Peter Tase, an International relations scholar and journalist: “the goal of IUT is to constantly improve the academic skills and curriculum design that will provide every student with the basic instruments for useful research and skills to access major scholarly articles published world wide in order to fulfill their graduation requirements in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities as well as become highly prepared for their professional lives.”
The year when the International University of Travnik was established the future generations will remember through the history as the beginning of a new era of education as the beacon of new hope and to remember the name of the man who deserves this acknowledgement.
International University of Travnik has established cooperation agreements with elite universities of Europe and the world, which will provide students a greater choice on the study and research and development programs with the partnering institutions globally. Agreements on academic and scientific and educational cooperation agreements were signed with the following universities:
Faculty of Logistics Celje, Slovenia; The University of Novi Sad – Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia; Faculty of Traffic Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia; Faculty of Economics Subotica, Serbia; University of East Sarajevo – Traffic Engineering Faculty, Doboj, Republic of Srpska (BiH); Hans Sachs Institute of Wels, School of Advanced Studies, Austria; Joseph Schumpeter Institute of Wels, the School of Applied Studies, Austria; High College EFFECTUS – College of Finance and Law in Zagreb, Croatia; The University of Tennessee, USA; Faculty of Traffic, Communications and logistics, Berane, Montenegro Faculty of Maritime Studies, Kotor, Montenegro; Međumurski High College, Čakovec, Croatia; Universidad del Este from Ciudad del Este, Paraguay (South America) and Anadolu University from Eskişehir, Turkey the quality of education has been recognized by prestigious universities in Turkey and other countries of Europe and the World.
At IUT, intensive education, with an established quality control system, includes continuous monitoring of global scope through the exchange of students, invited professors from prestigious international universities and organizing international conferences, seminars and symposia that attract a large number of domestic and foreign experts in the field of economy, ecology, transportation, law and many other experts. Curently IUT is in the process of establishing the Rectors’ Conference of Private Universities and Colleges at the state level and will be held at the initiative of the International University of Travnik.
In a relatively short period since its establishment, International University of Travnik has become widely recognized beyond the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has been recognized for its achievements in science and higher education, the quality of its work, a high level of knowledge of its students, as well as a large number of undergraduate and graduate students.
To date, the International University of Travnik has gained an international reputation for its BA, MA and PhD degrees with: 1300 graduated students, and currently educates about 3,000 students.
To become a truly distinctive and unique university in the region and beyond, the International University of the East has received the following awards:
Socrates ” – the most prestigious international award for merit in the field of higher education and intellectual development in today’s society. July 12, 2012. In Dublin, Ireland was awarded to Academician, Prof. Dr Ibrahim Jusufranic, Rector of the International University of Travnik.
CHARTER F.E.S.T. 2012 – Award for outstanding contribution to the cultural and touristic development of town of Travnik, was awarded the International University of Travnik by the European Federation of Journalists in Rome – and received on 12.10. 2012 . in Zagreb. On that occasion, the President of Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, welcomed the IUT Rector, Academician, Prof. Dr Ibrahim Jusufranić and handed to him the award.
“+Best University” – Best University – Award for the best university in the Balkans – was awarded to the International University of Travnik on 17.12.2012. and presented at the Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria. License Best University allows use of the EBA characters.
Prizes and awards include a myriad of benefits for students of IUT as an opportunity to pursue post-graduate studies at other universities, members of the Club of Rectors of Europe, calls for annual events organized by the Club of Rectors of Europe and the right to maintain the aspiration and present the vision of the university, organisation of the Conference of the Club of Rectors of Europe at IUT, participation in the programs of international exchange and cooperation within the framework of the International Club of Rectors, information on specific scientific fields and professional conferences and symposia.
On this occasion, there was a ceremonial reception at the Prime Minister of Middle Bosnia Canton, Tahir Lendo. The reception was organized for the representatives of the International University of Travnik in honor of winning the prestigious “Best University”, and the reception was attended by Ministers of all relevant ministries MBC as well as Rector of IUT, the Academician, Prof. Dr Ibrahim Jusufranić.
At a ceremony held on 23 and 24 June 2013 in Rome, “Golden Award for Quality and business reputation” – Golden Award for quality and Business Prestige – awarded by the Election Committee OMAC – Paris awarded to the International University of Travnik, Travnik. The award includes a certificate, a trophy, a stamp of quality and VIP membership.
“A great reward for quality and business excellence on five continents – Majestic Five Continents Award for Quality & Excellence” awarded by Other ways Management Association Club – Paris and was awarded to the International University of Travnik. The awards ceremony was held on November 18, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. This international award was created to reward companies from around the world that have been proven in the field of quality and excellence in business.
On a day, 08/12/2013 in Vienna, Austria – European Society for Quality Research (ESQR), under the framework of the annual program, awarded the European prize for best practices in 2013 ( The European Award for Best Practices) to the International University of Travnik. The Convention was held in a luxury hotel Parkhotel Schoonbrunn. European awards for best practice recognizes exceptional dedication, support and results in quality management strategy to large and medium-sized and small companies.
In Oxford, England – Rector of the International University of Travnik, Academician, Prof. Dr Ibrahim Jusufranić, on 12/17/2013 was awarded with the prestigious prize United Europe for personal achievement in international integration. This prize is awarded to leaders in the field of education for their contribution to the development of cooperation in the field of education and highlights the achievements in international development. This is the most prestigious award in Europe. In addition to these award the University was awarded with the prize for Best Campus.
Within the time frame period 12.10 – 15.10 2014 in Oxford, UK it was held an International Summit of Leaders dedicated to the vital interests of science and education. Oxford's summit of the leaders "Science and Education" is an annual forum of rectors of the universities, scientists and investors from all around the world. The main points of Summit are the new trends in higher education, popularization of modern educational programs and methods, presentation of scientific achievements and promising solutions, and deepening of international cooperation in the fields of science, education and industry.
At the Summit, Academician, Prof. Dr Ibrahim Jusufranić, Rector of the International University Travnik, was awarded the prestigious Socrates Award "European Quality" - in the field of higher education.
Socrates Committee nominated International University Travnik for the prestigious international award in the field of quality and management "European Quality" as a recognition for efforts of the International University Travnik in previous work and further efforts to improve the process of education in Europe.
This prestigious international award in the field of quality and management presents the recognition for the International University Travnik for achieving high quality in the educational process in accordance with European standards, successful management and dynamic development.
Through a careful selection process by the side of International Socrates Committee, which selects the most meritorious ones, allows the scientific and expert public to recognize their success at the international level. The main goal of the European Business Assembly is to highlight these institutions and their further promotion and assistance in entering the EBA society, helps in attracting partners around the world as well as EBA members and members of The Club of the Rectors.
Articles in International media about IUT (just few of them):
- FOREIGN POLICY NEWS: http://foreignpolicynews.org/2014/06/30/bosnia-herzegovina-paraguay-strengthen-education-research-cooperation/
- DARIO SIGLO XXI: http://www.diariosigloxxi.com/texto-diario/mostrar/182658/la-une-firma-convenio-de-cooperacion-con-la-universidad-internacional-de-travnik#.VAWa3NeSwY6
- EURASIA Hoy: http://eurasiahoy.com/11082014-la-universidad-nacional-del-este-firma-convenio-de-cooperacion-con-la-universidad-internacional-de-travnik-en-bosnia-y-herzegovina/
- GEDC: http://www.gedcouncil.org/news/international-university-travnik-and-anadolu-university-turkey-sign-memorandum-understanding
- Universidad Nacional del Este: http://www.une.edu.py/v2/unehonoris04122014.html
Various news about IUT (Press, TV, Radio): http://www.iu-travnik.com/v2/index.php/en/vijesti-iut